The Congress has become weak ever since the Modi government at the Center came to power. Today the opposition is completely scattered at the national level due to the lack of leadership in the Congress. Taking advantage of this situation of Congress, Mamata Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress is continuously cutting the roots of Congress. TMC itself has become the main opposition party after breaking the Congress in Meghalaya after states like Tripura, Goa. The focus of Trinamool Congress’s Sarva Mamta Banerjee is on national level politics and the weak leadership of Congress is proving beneficial for her.
In fact, the Congress suffered another major setback when 12 out of 18 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya joined the Trinamool Congress. These include former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. At the same time, in this case, the old party of the country cannot even take recourse to the anti-defection law because this law does not apply if two-thirds of the MLAs change party.
How did Mamata make a dent in the Congress in Meghalaya?
In Meghalaya, many big leaders in the Congress were running angry for a long time. This resentment started when the Congress high command made Vincent H Pala as the state president in August. Regarding this appointment, Mukul Sangma had said that the party has not taken his consent in this matter. Even at that time there were reports that Sangma, who was angry with the party’s move, might leave the party. Trinamool Congress took advantage of this opportunity and started working to woo the disgruntled Congress leaders. Sangma also had a meeting with TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee in September, but there was no confirmation from either side. There was news then that Sangma might quit the party along with many other leaders, but then he called it baseless. If the Congress had bridged the ongoing rift in the party in Meghalaya, the TMC might not have been able to break into the fold. Now breaking the Congress, TMC has become the main opposition party in the state.
Let us inform that in the year 2018, Congress emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya with 21 seats out of the total 60 seats, but Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP) got 19 seats while BJP got two seats. She was After this, the NPP and BJP formed the government in alliance.
Mamta is expanding her party
Apart from the Congress, TMC is destroying the big faces of many parties, but the Congress is suffering the most. In Bihar, Haryana, Tripura, Assam and Goa, the TMC has also made a big dent in the Congress. Former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro has left Congress and joined TMC. Apart from this, whether it is Kirti Azad or former President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee or senior Congress leader Kamalapati Tripathi’s grandson Rajesh Tripathi or whether it is Sushmita Dev and Ashok Tanwar, all the big faces leave the Congress and join TMC one by one. are. Not only this, in Tripura, former working president of Youth Congress Shantanu Saha also joined TMC. The way Mamata Banerjee is expanding her party to other states of the country, her political ambition is clearly visible. Mamta Banerjee is tagging the Congress to be the main opposition party to make her presence felt in national politics. It is worth noting that what Mamata Banerjee is doing today, the Prime Minister of the country, Modi also did something similar while being the CM of Gujarat.
Congress’s weakness made its strength
Congress is repeatedly accusing Mamata Banerjee of breaking the party, while Mamta is citing the reason for the weak leadership of the Congress. In fact, it is the lack of organization and strategy of the Congress that TMC is taking advantage of. Any leader has his own ambitions, and Mamata Banerjee has made it a part of her strategy. Today, she makes any leader a Rajya Sabha MP, then gives someone other important post. For example, former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro, who left Congress and joined TMC, was made a Rajya Sabha MP by Mamta. In the coming days, TMC can also give big responsibility to other big faces.
Mamta Banerjee also wrote in TMC’s mouthpiece Jago Bangla that “The fact that the Congress, in recent times, has failed to fight the battle against the BJP, has been proved in the last two Lok Sabha elections. If you cannot give a fight at the Centre, then the public’s confidence is broken. The people of India have faith in the TMC model. We have to present the most practical model which can fulfill the aspirations of the people of India. TMC will not take a step back in fulfilling the aspirations of the people.” The reality is also that the Congress is lagging behind in many states due to internal strife, be it Punjab or Rajasthan or any other state. Apart from this, the rebellious attitude of many senior leaders is also being seen in the Congress. This is the reason the opposition is not united and Mamata is taking advantage of this. However, Congress has also expressed displeasure with Mamta.
Congress made allegations
Alleging horse-trading on Mamta Banerjee, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Mamata is doing horse-trading. I challenge these MLAs if they have the courage to leave the Congress symbol and fight on the TMC symbol. Ye Mukul Sangma, Luizino Faleiro and Prashant Kishor are doing it together. I know these North East leaders… some during the day and some in the night…” He further said that The conspiracy to break the Congress is happening not only in Meghalaya but in all the states of the North East. There was already information that this is going to happen in Meghalaya. The MLAs involved in TMC live on the symbol of Congress.
However, it does not matter to Mamata Banerjee. His aim is to defeat PM Modi in the 2024 elections. There is a possibility that in the coming time, the strength of Mamata Banerjee’s party can be seen in at least 10 states. Today, on the lines of Congress, TMC is taking its roots in various states for 2024. However, there are still many such seats across the country where there is a direct contest between the Congress and the BJP, due to which the fight will not be easy for Mamta.